This upcoming week the United States will give “thanks” by eating approximately 46 million turkeys! I will be giving thanks that four-legged fur friends are not on the menu!
Some safety tips for your fur-friend this Turkey Holiday.
1. BAD TO THE BONE
Some bones can fragment and cut your pet’s insides. Save your bones this thanksgiving for a broth and not your dog!
2. ONIONS ARE NOT FUNions
Onions and the onion powders we use in stuffing should not be given to your four-legged friend. They destroy red blood cells and can lead to a bad case of anemia. You stuff yourself with the stuffing and give your fur-friend a pet safe alternative.
3. WALK it OFF
It is important to keep to your pet’s regular meal and exercise schedule. Too much change in your pet’s diet and routine can cause awful tummy aches, diarrhea and vomiting. So even if your furry pal begs to indulge just say no and go for a walk!
4. TAKE OUT THE TRASH
It is a festive time of year and as we cook up a storm in the kitchen the trash bin grows and become very tempting prize. Your pet might think they hit the garbage jackpot but this casino can is a deadly health risk. Tie it up and take it out!
5. FATTY FOODS for the UNTHANKFUL
Most of us know we will be breaking the bank on fatty foods on Thanksgiving but don’t let your furry-friend indulge just for this one day because these foods can give your pet pancreatitis or gastroenteritis which is not only painful but could be deadly!
So maybe on your shopping list this holiday you purchase a little pet friendly special treat so your fur-pal has their own holiday treat!
Some suggestions on our list are:
HALO Liv-a-Littles: Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats. You can sprinkle it on their food, give it as a treat or put it in the water to rehydrate it as a juicy treat!
Beef Flank Steak Treats: Simply dehydrated USDA Certified beef flank steak sliced by hand and ranges in texture from semi-crispy (like a thick potato chip) to thick and chewy (like beef jerky) Sadie absolutely loves these treats!